MLA style is a set of guidelines published by the Modern Language Association (MLA ) covering many aspects of scholarly writing, including formatting, mechanics of prose, use of inclusive language, and citations. It is mainly used in the Humanities. The two official sources about MLA guidelines are MLA Handbook (9th. ed) and the MLA Style Center.
The ninth edition of the MLA Handbook (2021) offers guidance on creating works-cited-list entries in MLA style using the template of core elements - information common to most sources. It features advice on punctuation, grammar, inclusive language, formatting research papers, and in-text citations. One copy is available in the Library in Reserves at the iDesk for in-library use (two hours at a time).